The Hommage au Vélo neck warmers are a cut above the rest. Made from Primaloft™ - a brand of synthetic microfibre thermal insulation material originally developed for the US Army in the '80s - the neck warmers are lightweight, fast drying and silky soft.
They nestle nicely at the top of your jersey or jacket on a late summer evening or winter club run, and are so soft you will only know you've got it on because you're so warm and toasty. Why compromise on something that will caress your cheeks in the cold? Available in a trio of colours to match most cycling jerseys, and a yellow Flander's Lion print, just because.
Whilst many people know about the Alpe d'Huez and Mont Ventoux, far fewer are aware that tucked away in central Brittany lies a climb legendary amongst the best amateurs: Cadoudal. The scene of battle at the end of the famous amateur race, Manche-Atlantique, this climb has propelled many of France's top amateurs into the professional ranks having crested the slopes for the last time ahead of their competitors.
Unisex - One size
- 100% Polyester
Hommage au Vélo is - contrary to what you might think from its name - a proudly British brand. With a French twist. David Laws is the francophile founder and designer. He's been in love with cycling man and boy, during which time he's ridden at the top level and lived, breathed and slept cycling even when working in other sectors.
How did Hommage au Vélo come about? In his own words:
"Hommage au Vélo was born out of a cycling obsession sparked in the early 1990’s in rural Kent and nurtured in the last decade of the “old days”, where secretive cycling clubs and steel frames crafted in the hands of a local frame builder were the raison d’être of the local rider. When Miguel Indurain was the extra-terrestrial and not Lance Armstrong. When cycling was a closed shop run by “old boys”, keen to pull rank on newcomers, blind to developments in fashion and popular culture and yet admirably ordered and protective of their own.
"In the subsequent 25 years, we have witnessed a full-scale revolution in the sport: the boom and bust of mountain bike racing, the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong, the obsolescence and revival of fluorescent colours, the emergence of Anglophone riders as a dominant force in world cycling, the return of hand built steel frames and the brilliant increase in women cycling."
Hommage au Vélo specialises in beautiful, simple designs, with the emphasis on top quality materials, fit and finish at a sensible price. It's understated, deeply stylish and just that little bit irreverent. If you like your kit to have real character, flair, and appreciation of female cyclists, then Hommage au Vélo should be part of your thinking.
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